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dc.contributor.advisorBrinkley, Douglas E.
dc.contributor.advisorHudgens, Bryan J.
dc.contributor.authorZimmerman, Brock A.
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Ellis E., III
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:38:29Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:38:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38870
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examines additive manufacturing and describes the potential impact it could have on Army logistics, specifically contingency resupply operations. We research the three primary methods of additive manufacturing: sterolithography, selective laser sintering, and fused deposition modeling. Our research identifies how each process works, the varieties of materials used, and the build times utilized in each process. Our methodology examines industry and military applications of additive manufacturing and identifies advantages and disadvantages of its use. Our analysis examines aerial resupply operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Department of Defense standard times for aerial resupply associated with each step in the process. A comparative analysis identifies how the availability of additive manufacturing at the point of embarkation could impact order-to-receipt time of repair parts. This study concludes with the identification of the pros and cons of additive manufacturing, its potential impact on future operations, and recommendations for further research.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis of the potential impact of additive manufacturing on Army logisticsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorAdditive manufacturingen_US
dc.subject.authoraerial resupplyen_US
dc.subject.authorstereolithographyen_US
dc.subject.authorfused deposition modelingen_US
dc.subject.authorselective laser sinteringen_US
dc.subject.authororder-to-receipt timeen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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